Have you ever had a tea that really sticks with you, and then you want to figure out how to make it on your own? That’s kind of what birthed the hibiscus peppermint herbal tea I’m going to share with you today. I went to a tea shop in another city that is no longer in business and got a tea that was a mix of four very different flavors – hibiscus, peppermint, licorice, and cayenne pepper – and it was incredible! I have had it in my mind to try and recreate it ever since.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been buying herbs from places like Mountain Rose Herbs and Tippecanoe Herbs and making my own herbal tea mixes and infused waters. My plan, initially, was to try and recreate the tea faithfully, but like all good food-lovers, I like to experiment and take things in my own direction.
I do plan one day to get closer to the tea flavor I remember from that shop that is no longer open. I’ve even searched for similar teas online, and it appears it was the creation of that one shop. For now, I want you to try what I made from that kernel of an idea that is 100% mine, based on the herbs I had on hand. This is hibiscus peppermint herbal tea. It’s really bold, but you can always adjust based on the flavors you enjoy more. Experiment! That’s what this post is all about. (And yes, I do know that this isn’t technically a tea without tea leaves, but here in the States, we do call a lot of these mixes herbal teas, and that’s what I’ve been making lately. Enjoy!)
Hibiscus Peppermint Herbal Tea Ingredients
- ¼ cup dried peppermint leaves
- ½ cup dried licorice root
- ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 3 tbsp sweet cinnamon chips
- 2 tbsp dried ginger root
- 1 tbsp dried turmeric root
Add the ingredients into the container where you’ll be storing the tea, or a bowl, and mix until well combined. Store in an airtight container. If you’re going to pick glass, use amber glass or indigo glass. Clear glass is bad for tea storage! I use large copper canisters for these mixes.